Hi guys and gals,
I know you’re all busy off enjoying your holidays–for those of us in the southern hemisphere, it means full summer holidays–but I have a little something something you may or may not like to look at, but I’d be most grateful if you would.
You see, a bunch of fantasy novelists (some 100 of us) have got together with a plan to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, aka Médecins Sans Frontières.
The plan is to run two auctions and a lottery for the chance to win real, physical books, signed and dedicated.
I’m in there… see? Down the bottom, but totally dead-centre. I have a few copies of my first edition of Healer’s Touch left… yes, first editions. They had a few errors, two I will totally correct in the signed editions before sending. The rest are more minor. But that makes these rare books… so, you know, when I’m famous and stuff…
And you could win one. But, more than that, you could win, or buy, a BUNCH of fantasy novels… ah, so much good reading to be had!
Go, check out THIS WEBPAGE for all the details, but I can give you a bit of a run down.
What will it cost?
Each ticket in the lottery is £1 (so, whatever that works out in your own currency… I’m in New Zealand, so that’s currently NZD1.78, which isn’t too painful for the chance to win a bunch of books).
What’s the lottery prize?
Sixty books will be divided amongst six winners when the lottery is drawn on January 1st… GMT time, I believe. So, each of the six winners will receive 10 randomly selected books.
You said something about an auction?
The other 40 books will be auctioned off in two lots of 20 later in January. All proceeds will go to help Doctors Without Borders.
OK. I’d like to help, but I already own a bunch of these books.
You can help SPREAD THE WORD!
We’re running a Thunderclap Campaign, which is a great way to get things noticed online. If you add your support to the campaign, then on the 28th December (in whatever time zone Thunderclap goes by) the social media accounts you supported the campaign from (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr) will spread the word about our project and a bunch of people you know, or who at least know about you, can join the fun and help out a great cause.
Even if you can take part in the lottery and auctions, feel free to join the Thunderclap campaign. The more the merrier is the key, here.
You can also spread the word by using the hashtag #BooknestFFF on your social media.
Read great books.
Help a great cause.